Getting to Oudomxay

Jump right in to the Heart of Northern Laos by air, short bus rides, or Mekong riverboat.

 

Lao Skyway offers flights from Vientiane every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 14:50 for the hour-long flight to Muang Xay. Lao Airlines has daily flights departing Vientiane at 11:40 for a 50-minute flight.

Travel agents in Luang Prabang and Luang Namtha can arrange van service to Muang Xay, while public busses depart daily from nearby provinces to Xay Town. Check the schedule below:

Depart from

Km

Price

Departure Time

Boten, Chinese Border

82 km

LAK28,000

09:10

Luang Namtha

115 km

LAK32,000

08:30
12:00
14:00

Luang Prabang

194 km

LAK45,000

09:30
12:30
15:00

Nong Kiew

114 km

LAK30,000

08:00

Phongsaly

236 km

LAK60,000

08:30

Vientiane

 

VIP 1

VIP 2

583 km

LAK110,000

 

LAK155,000

LAK130,000

06:45
13:45

16:00

17:00

Houay Xay

102 km

310 km

LAK35,000

LAK80,000

09:00

09:00
12:00

Mekong riverboats plying the 2-day route between Luang Prabang and Houay Xay stop at Pakbeng. From Pakbeng, busses leave twice daily for Muang Xay in the morning (LAK 30,000) for the 3-hour drive.

Note: Schedules and prices are subject to change. Please check before planning your departure.

 

Oudomxay: The Heart of Northern Laos

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